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Mindfulness Revolution for Kids

My colleagues at the University of California San Diego recently held a conference called Bridging Hearts & Minds of Youth. The conference audio and videos are now available if you missed this conference. They are planning the conference again for next February.
This is the first conference of its kind to assemble professionals from various disciplines involved with bringing mindfulness to children and teens including best-selling author Rick Hanson (The Budda’s Brain), Gina Biegel, founder of Stressed Teens, and Susan Kaiser-Greenland, author and co-founder of Inner Kids.
You can watch clips from the conference on their YouTube channel or listen to snippets on their podcast. You can also keep tabs on the work from conference presenters on our Bridging Hearts Pinterest board.

More Than Sound Releases Audio and Videos of UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness Professional Development Conference on Youth Counseling

Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Education and Research

is the first conference of its kind to assemble professionals from various disciplines involved with bringing mindfulness to children and teens

Northampton, MA – April 26, 2012 – Over the last decade, an increasing number of parents, children, educators, clinicians and researchers have studied and experienced the wide-ranging benefits of bringing mindfulness practice to youth in educational, clinical, and community settings. To help develop best practices within this growing movement, the University of California San Diego’s School of Medicine and Center for Mindfulness, along with Stressed Teens, developed the Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth conference, which took place in February 2012.

The first-of-its-kind conference was designed to engage professionals in the ongoing discussion of the field as well as to assist their professional growth, all within the context of a thought-provoking, collegial and collaborative environment.

“We are excited about sharing the conference audio and videos of this dynamic gathering to those who weren’t able to attend, and thereby extend the discussion across the globe to people interested in this work in all its forms,” said Steven D. Hickman, PsyD, Director, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. “Our deepest hope is that our efforts will support and deepen the important work being done, and foster even more profound impact in years to come.”

Publisher More Than Sound recorded over 20 hours of presentations and workshops with the following thought leaders from various disciplines (clinicians, educators and researchers):

Keynotes

Rick Hanson, PhD

Neuropsychologist and Author

Managing the Caveman Brain in the 21st Century 

Susan Kaiser-Greenland, JD

Author, Educator, Co-Founder, Inner Kids

The Mindful Child: Teaching the New ABCs of Attention, Balance and Compassion

Amishi Jha, PhD

Psychologist and Researcher

University of Miami

From Dazed and Distracted to Attentive and Calm: What the Neuroscience of Mindfulness Reveals

Pamela Seigle,MS

Executive Director, Courage & Renewal Northeast

Chip Wood,MSW

Author and Educator, Facilitator, Courage & Renewal Northeast

Keynote: Courage in Schools: Connecting Hearts and Minds in the Adult Community

A keynote panel discussion is also available.

Workshops

Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT

Psychotherapist and Author, Founder, Stressed Teens Program

Mindfulness for Professionals Working with Adolescents: A Training in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Teens (MBSR-T)

Randye Semple, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and Author

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children

Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Children (MBCT-C)

Breakouts

Megan Cowan

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Programs

Mindful Schools

Integrating Mindfulness into the K5 Classroom: Lessons Learned From Teaching Over 13,000 Students

Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT

Race to Right Here Right Now: An Introduction for Utilizing and Disseminating Mindfulness with Adolescents

M. Lee Freedman, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Co-Founder, Mindfulness Toronto, Founder, Mindful Families and School

Mindful Parents: Resilient Children: Teaching Mindful Parenting Practice through Group and Individual Psychotherapy

Joe Klein, LPC, CSAC

Founder and President Inward Bound Mindfulness Education

Sex, Drugs, Facebook and Ice Cream

Sam Himelstein, PhD

Psychotherapist, Researcher, and Mindfulness Teacher

Chris McKenna

Mindfulness Teacher & Executive Director, Mind Body Awareness Project

Teaching Mindfulness to Urban & At-Risk Adolescents

Amy Saltzman, MD

Mindfulness Teacher & Holistic Physician, Creator and Director: Still Quiet Place,

Co-founder and Director: Association for Mindfulness in Education

Still Quiet Place: Proven Practices for Teaching Children and Teens the Skills for Peace and Happiness

Amy Garrett, PhD

Research Scientist Stanford University

Brain Abnormalities Associated with Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Adolescents

Nimrod Sheinman, ND

Naturopathic physician and mind-body expert, Founder, Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine,

Founder, The Mindful Language Project

Bringing the Soul Back to School: Lessons Learned from over 15 Years of Teaching Mindfulness and Mind-Body Health in Israeli Schools

The audio and videos are a useful resource for psychologists, counselors, educators, health professionals and parents who are working with children and teens.

To purchase the audio or streaming conference videos of individual talks or the full conference, and to learn more about each talk, visit: www.morethansound.net/youth.php. Presenter biographies are available here: http://cme.ucsd.edu/bridging/faculty.html. Sample video clips are available on More Than Sound’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF4E911392843D9DD

The UCSD Center for Mindfulness is planning the second annual Bridging Hearts & Minds event, scheduled for February 1-3, 2013.

 

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